Sunday, August 01, 2004

Sara's Gets Healthy Blog Spectacular!!!

I believe if this is my one physical/health issue in life, I have it made.
I am quite lucky, so just let me rant a little.

Ok. Something has to stop. It might be the trips to my favorite fast food joints. It might be the laziness which prohibits any physical activity before noon. It might have to be my lifelong love affair with ice cream. It might have to be my craving for chocolate milk, sugar cereals, and cookies. Whatever it is...something has to change. It is not that I do not have the right perspective on weight loss. I get it. I get that I have the power and control over what goes into my mouth. Even better, I have the skills and knowledge about healthy eating choices. My problem lies in motivation. I was motivated only one time before in my life to lose a substantial amount of weight. You would too if you were going to wear a red, spaghetti strap chiffon bridesmaid dress that hugged every unflattering bump on your never before toned body. During that time in my life, I was eating toast with jam for every meal. I won't go back there. I love food and find joy in preparing, thinking, making, discussing, and most importantly eating it. So, using all of my skills and knowledge about healthy eating and my passion for food, I am going to make a bold assumption. I will write about my trials and tribulations in the "Sara Gets Healthy Blog Spectacular" posting each week (doesn't that make my new health plan sound exciting?). Consider this your first posting about this subject.

SO, I am going to share a part of myself with you as I have done all summer, but what I need in return is your knowledge and support. If you have a great suggestion, tell me. If you want to say, something positive, say it. If you want to say something negative, save it.

Here are my goals for this week's Get Healthy Report:
  • Begin journaling my food choices.
  • Join the YMCA and check out their aerobic schedule.
  • Exercise four days this week. Exercise being defined as heart pumping walking, biking, or activities at the YMCA.
  • No fast food...not even my favorite McDonald's breakfast sandwich.


Rhiannon said...

You go girl! I will support you in any way I can. I'm looking forward to following your progress and cheering you on. Good luck!

Tip o' the day: If it's not in the house, you won't eat it.

Eyes said...

I think you've got a great idea! I am not happy with my weight either, and I hate exercise. I started eating low-carb and it helps me feel a lot better.

I think to be successful, you have to come up with a plan that works for you. For me, I crave fat and salt the most -- carbs second -- so just cutting back for me doesn't work well. I do best with low carbs.

Find your weakest points and hone in on them. Then find a plan you can stick too -- and go with it. I started low carb about three weeks ago and I'm down about 3.5 pounds. I still use real sugar in drinks, and eat the occasional cookie(s) if need be because on low-carb I crave sugar -- but I don't eat potatoes, rice or bread. I can give those up without too much worry.